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26 October 2016 19:06 (South Africa)
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Mining: It's a man's world

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    Khadija Patel

    Khadija peddles words on street corners, in polite company she's known as a journalist. Words are her only defence against impending doom, old age and iniquity - spurring her interest in what language tells us about where we are from, what we are doing and where we are headed. Don't mind the headscarf, she don't need no liberation. 

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Photo: South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presents his Medium Term Budget Policy speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 October 2016. With student protestors demonstrating at the gates of parliament, the Finance Minister delivered his medium term budget policy speech to parliament despite a disruption by protestors inside the National Assmbly who were removed by police. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

MTBPS: Gordhan steps into the breach with extra R17 billion for poor students

By Judith February
Photo: Protesters have been interdicted from carrying weapons on UCT, such as the sticks they are seen carrying in this photo taken on Friday 21 October. (GroundUp photo)

GroundUp: UCT acts against violent protests

By GroundUp
Main photo: Lehlohonolo Nthontho, the CEO of Bapo Ba Mogale Investments (Photo: Sobantu Mzwakali)

What’s mine is mine: How the Bapo Ba Mogale got robbed of R800 million

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi addresses the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) community broadcast stakeholder engagement workshop at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, 24 June 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Minister Muthambi should be fired for digital migration disaster

Photo: The current SASSA card (

Six months to re-issue 17-million new SASSA cards: Can it be done or are we heading for another deadly crisis?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: An unemployed builder holds a spirit level used in brick laying as he waits on a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa, 20 May 2015. Statistics South Africa reports the unemployment rate is around 24 per cent of the labour force in the country. EPA/NIC BOTHMA EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: Why National Minimum Wage negotiations are deadlocked

By GroundUp
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa reacts during the women's 800m semi finals of the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Intersecting Oppression: Locating Gender within #FeesMustFall

By Mandipa Ndlovu & Faranaaz Vraagom
Original photos: NPA head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS) and SA President Jacob Zuma. (EPA)

TRAINSPOTTER: Shaun of the Dead

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the 2010 budget speech in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 17 February 2010. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement: Will Gordhan keep the economic and political wolves from the door?

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: South African president, Jacob Zuma during the State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. EPA/RODGER BOSCH/POOL

Zuma: If I intervened in Gordhan charges, South Africa would be a banana republic

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during a meeting with business and labour leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. South Africa. 09/05/2016. Siyabulela Duda (GCIS)

NPA vs Gordhan: Fatal disregard of law will make case go down in history

By Marianne Thamm

Op-Ed: There is another way out of South Africa’s ICC dilemma

By Anton du Plessis & Simon Allison

Op-Ed: A betrayal to the spirit of 1994

By Wilmot James

Zuma’s True Expendables

By Stephen Grootes

Op-Ed: Leaving the ICC, going over to the dark side

By Paul Hoffman

GroundUp: Disabled students protest against police on Wits

By GroundUp

Analysis: What's in the Hate Bill?

By Greg Nicolson

Op-Ed: South Africa is turning its back on international criminal justice

By Bonita Meyersfeld

Analysis: Abandoning the ICC is South Africa’s Brexit moment

By Simon Allison

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.61 – Evita on ANC rumours, catty gossips and real news

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

ANC Blowback: Mthembu breaks conspiracy of silence, while Zuma-Abrahams meeting raises alarm

By Ranjeni Munusamy

DA: ConCourt must declare ICC withdrawal illegal

By Greg Nicolson

Letter to the editor: Sidley is asking blacks to be good, even if it kills them

By Tokelo Nhlapo

Op-Ed: Withdrawal from the ICC – Curious and questionable

By Angela Mudukuti

Video: Between the Lines – Belinda Bozzoli, does the ANC want universities to fall?

By John Matisonn

Health-E News: Fighting for food as costs soar


Things fall apart: Downward pressure as ANC government loses its grip

By Stephen Grootes

Parks Tau’s second act is reward for a job well done in Joburg

Photo: A photo provided by the South African Government Information Service shows South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011.  EPA/Ntswe Mokoena.

Justice minister confirms ICC exit, defends the indefensible

By Simon Allison